mime types.

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Oct 24 22:15:21 BST 2004

David Harel wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to change the mime type definitions on the system level on a KDE 3.3.0
>  on a Gentoo machine. Which of the system level files holds the definition of
>  the application to be executed for a given mime type

The 'desktop' file for an application has a list of MIME types that it is
associated with.

For the new (XDG) menu system these would be in "$KDEDIR/share/applications" or 
a subdirectory of that directory -- the KDE applications are in the 
subdirectory: "kde".  For the old menu system, these are in a subdirectory of: 

> and how do you change the order of the applications?
You can specify: "InitialPreference=" in an application 'desktop' file. 
However, this is overridden by the user's: "$HOME/.kde/share/config/profilerc" 
file.  AFAIK, there is no global 'profilerc' file.

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